IC Catholic Prep had five representatives at the state tournament, including previous state champion, Joey Bianchini, who found himself in the Class 1A 138-pound title match against Chicago Leo's James Foy.
Foy and Bianchini wrestled one another a sectionals, and knew Foy's aggressive wrestling style would show. Knotted 3-3 at the end of the first period, Bianchini later forced the takedown and held on.
Bianchini lost his sophomore year in the state finals.
"I felt that deep down, and never wanted to have that feeling ever again," Bianchini said.
Bianchini is undecided on college, but he'll miss the atmosphere of the state tournament.
"Can't replace it," he said.
Glenbard East's three participants, Cole Martin, Alex Posada and Reese Martin, did not place.